Feeling a little rustic-chic? Check out this beautiful ceremony from an outdoor Vermont wedding. The soft, romantic wild hydrangeas and leaves in combination with the elongated curve of the arch juxtaposes well against the surrounding pine trees. Though all of these elements help create a rustic outdoor ambiance on their own, the combination of the delicate feel of the arch and the sturdy trees enclosing the ceremony site provide an intriguing contrast that guests haven’t seen or considered before.
Almost everything at this ceremony is some element of nature, with the exception of the metal stands that hold flower arrangements at the beginning of the aisle. However, even the metal flower stands reflect a rustic feel. From the wooden chairs that line the back and front rows at the ceremony, to the wooden pews for other seating, to the arch’s framework and flowers, everything gives guests an experience that would typically be found in a lush garden, but instead located in an open space surrounded by woodland.
This property (Riverside Farm in Pittsfield, Vermont) has several different atmospheres, from this beautiful woodsy area, to acres of grassy farmland, to a rustic barn for indoor receptions, and many other areas. The key to successfully bring a rustic-chic woodland vision to life is not just the venue, but selecting an area of a venue like this that works best for you. While this decor in this area surrounded by trees gives a sense of crisp air and tranquility, this same decor in another area of the venue would create a completely different environment and feel.
So when you’re venue scouting, look for those locations that might not typically fit your theme. This not only helps you create an unexpected atmosphere, but will give your guests an experience they’ll never forget.